Solecta Announces Jim Ford as New Chief Commercial Officer

Oceanside, CA, – 03-15-2019 ( — Solecta, a global leader in process membrane technology and solutions, is pleased to announce the hiring of Jim Ford as Chief Commercial Officer.  In this role, Mr. Ford will oversee all customer-facing activities, including client development, marketing, market strategy, product lifecycle management, application engineering, client experience, and business  development.

Mr. Ford is recognized as a highly accomplished global business executive and transformative leader who drives his teams to large scale improvements and increases in bottom line performance.  Mike Ahearn, Chairman of the Solecta Board of Directors comments, “Jim has a reputation for successfully leading mission-critical assignments and creating rapid commercial growth in targeted markets.  His leadership style and ability to connect with customers will serve our customers and Solecta well.”

Prior to joining Solecta, Jim held distinctive positions with companies such as Nalco Water, an Ecolab company and TestAmerica. Most recently, Jim held the position of Global Head of Client Development for Arcadis.  In these positions, Jim has developed a strong track record for leading business transformation, renewing strategic direction, and driving profitable growth. 

Jim also serves on the Boards of the Strategic Account Management Association (SAMA) as Chair, and Nclear Inc., as a Non-Executive Board Member.  Mr. Ford graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point and served in the US Army as an Infantry Officer. 

 About Solecta

Solecta plays a globally impactful role in the development of novel and critical separation technologies for high value process feed streams that directly support the improvement of people’s lives. Whether it be advancements in the production of nutritionally sound food, materials for everyday life, or mitigation of environmental footprint, our team is driven to provide thoughtful and meaningful leadership in advanced separations. With a deep focus on understanding our clients’ industries and applications, Solecta strives to deliver superior value and agility to navigate today’s complex business environment.  Solecta maintains manufacturing facilities and an R&D center in Oceanside, CA. and commercial offices in Minneapolis, Boston and Chicago. Solecta is a wholly owned subsidiary of True North Venture Partners (

About True North

True North develops and scales innovative technologies and businesses that have the potential to reshape core industries and help the world transition to a clean and sustainable future (

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